What is hydroculture?
Hydroculture or hydroponics is the method of growing plants in an inert medium with water and fertilizer rather than soil.
Hydroculture is easy, clean and you have greater success in raising healthy house plants. You can tell at a glance when your plant needs to be watered. No move over or under watering therefore fewer plant losses.
Advantages of Hydroculture over Soil
- Cheap in maintenance
- Cleaner than soil and easier to clean up spills
- Less risk of staining furniture
- Good root aeration because pebbles do not compact
- Pest free - no centipedes, sowbugs, worms or other soil pests
- Fertilize when the plants needs it. (just once every 4 - 6 months )
- Water every 2 - 3 weeks (4 max.) Water level indicator tells when plants need watering
- High and low water loving plants can inhibit same pot
- Even nutrient and water supply yields healthier faster growing plants
- Hydroculture plants have smaller root systems and require less frequent transplanting
How to Make Up a Hydroculture Planter
Normal height (23cm)
- Look at the picture beside
- Make at the right depth with polystyreen or inside liners.
- Give a waterbuffer and put the indicator on the bottom.
- Give a waterbuffer and put indicator on same depth as the liner.
- Give a waterbuffer and put indicator on bottom and same depth as liner.
* Plants on hydroculture develop a fleshy rootconstitution. These roots take care for the assimilation of water and nutrition. To prevent damage to the roots it’s important to let the plant in the liner.